Beyoncé may soon have to buy a bigger trophy case. The songbird, who already has 20 gramophone statues, is nominated for nine more at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards. She also becomes the most nominated female artist in Grammy history with a whopping 62.
Queen Bey’s nominations include Album of the Year for “Lemonade,” as well as Record of the Year and Song of the Year for “Formation.”
Drake’s “Views” is also vying for Album of the Year, with other nominees including Adele’s “25,” Sturgill Simpson’s “A Sailor’s Guide to Earth” and Justin Bieber’s “Purpose.”
Black excellence dominates this year’s nominations, with Drake, Rihanna and Kanye West following with eight each, and Chance the Rapper with seven.
Best New Artist is another stiff category, putting Chance the Rapper against The Chainsmokers, Maren Morris, Kelsea Ballerini and Anderson .Paak.
Many (not us) were surprised that Rihanna’s “Anti” wasn’t nominated for Album of the Year, but she likely won’t leave empty handed. Her nods include Best Urban Contemporary Album and Record of the Year for her Drake-assisted “Work.”
View the full list of nominees at grammy.com/nominees.